8.27.2006

Statistics

My statistics teacher thought I was brilliant. I tried to tell him that I never had a clue what was going on in his class, but he wouldn't believe me.

So, can anyone tell me what a "p-value" is? Or how about "R Square"?

And I thought all that stuff they made us take as undergrads was irrelevant to life. (Well, actually, I suspect that a lot of it was irrelevant to life. But some of it seems to be relevant to grad school.)

3 comments:

The GGG Man said...

If its El stats, I can tell you in a few days once I start classes...

mel said...

Um, I think the p-value shows up in el stats at some point. Not sure about the r square. Although I think the prof sort of explained it today.

Becca said...

Nope, I vaguely remember a p-value being mentioned in el stats (not even a shred of memory of what it was), but r square is hath not even a foggy connection in my brain. Hope I don't need that in grad school.